Blanco Prawn Noodle House: Final Story of the Prawn Mee Dynasty
The ancient texts tell us: “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity” Psalm 133:1. How true! As I pen this next story, I can’t help but contrast the success of the Blanco Court Prawn Mee empire with some of the other hawker stalls which are currently undergoing family squabbles over […]
When Mr Lee Pi Duan arrived from Nan’an (Fujian Province) in 1928, he had no idea that one day his family will run a Prawn Noodle empire in Singapore. Ok, perhaps not an quite an empire, but the Lee family pretty much controls all the biggest prawn noodle restaurants in Singapore. I am quite sure […]
This place is closedPenang Prawn Mee ($8.90 with pork ribs, $6.00 without) Ah Penang food. Who doesn’t like it? I guess we all enjoy it because it is so much like Singapore food, yet different. One good example of this is the Hokkien Prawn Mee. The soup in Penang is usually very robust. So much […]
Penang Food Restaurant: A place to get your Assam Laksa and Penang Char Kway Teow fix
Assam Laksa $4 This year I want to focus a lot more on Cze Char stalls and in particular, Cze Char stalls which are dishing out more unusual and unique dishes. I actually want to start a new label called “Innovative Cze Char Dishes” and blog about dishes which our Cze Char chefs are experimenting […]
Beach Road Prawn Mee: Order your Prawn Mee with no Tau Gay!
Jumbo Prawn Noodle $10 Well, this is the story. Beach Road Prawn Mee was the best Prawn Mee that I knew about before I started on my blogging adventure. But over the last 3 years, as I tasted the other famous prawn mees around, Beach Road Prawn Mee kept being pushed lower and lower down […]
Wah Kee Prawn Noodles: The Best of the Best Awards
Wah Kee’s Jumbo Prawn Noodles $10 Over the last 4 years, I have blogged a good number of prawn noodles and after reading all the comments from the ieat community, I have to say that the one prawn mee that is consistently getting the highest praises is Wah Kee Prawn Noodle. So, I am starting […]
Middle Road Pork Ribs Prawn Mee: Its Pork over Prawns
If you are looking for a interesting twist to the usual prawn mee, then this is it. SCS Butter has been telling me about this unique stall for a while now. Basically this is a Prawn Mee where the emphasis is more on the pork than the prawn. As you know, most Prawn noodle places […]
Are there any fans of this particular stall amongst our readers? According to the owner, they were quite famous back in the 90’s but since then they have been moving from place to place. Last year, they managed to settle in this coffeeshop and have slowly been building up a following again.This is a case […]
We are not done with Penang just yet. There are still quite a few stalls to recommend for those who are planning to head up to Penang. The next two posts will cover the foods that are very similar between Singapore and Penang. So unlike Penang Laksa and Penang Char Kway Teow which are quite […]
Beach Road Prawn Noodle House: Does taste alone determine the success of an eatery?
With ieatjr This is reportedly the most successful hawker in Singapore with monthly sales of $139,200 or at least that is what Mr Lee declared in last year’s newspaper report. So what is it that makes a hawker so successful? Your first response might be that the food must be out of this world. But […]
The Old Stall Famous Hokkien St Prawn Noodles: Is this really the Original Stall?
The owner of this stall claims that they can trace their lineage all the way back to the old Hokkien street around 50 years ago. Back then, prawn noodles were very different in that the gravy was very dark. He claims that it was his mother who first invented the light colored prawn soup which […]
Whitley Big Prawn Noodle: Remember the Hawker Centre under the flyover?
Do you all still remember the hawker centre that used to be below the Whitley Road Flyover? I used to live near there 20 years ago during my NS days and it used to be my usual haunt to get great hawker food. My wife (my girlfriend then) never ceases to remind me of one […]